The Israeli military used advanced Spike NLOS ground-to-ground missiles in its recent attack on key military positions in the southern Syrian towns of Tell al-Harrah and Tell al-Ahmar, Syrian activists claimed on July 24.
The Spike NLOS [stands for Non Line Of Sight] is a significantly larger missile than other Spike variants, with an overall weight of around 70 kg. The missile, which has a range of up to 25 km, is guided by an EO-IR/CCD seeker with an on-board data-link.
Pro-government activists claimed that the Israeli military launched the missile from ground-based launchers. This type of missiles can be also launcher from helicopters.
According to several sources, the Israeli missiles destroyed military equipment in Tell al-Harrah in western Daraa and in Tell al-Ahamar in al-Qunitra’s countryside. No one was reportedly injured or killed in the strikes.
Spike NLOS and several other similar precision-guided, ground-launched projectiles allow the Israeli military to conduct pinpoint strikes on sensitive targets in southern Syria with no risk to its aerial assets. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is yet to find a solution for this threat.